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Three new species of Semiria (Proteaceae) from the southwestern Cape

J. P. Rourke
Bothalia | Vol 24, No 1 | a743 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v24i1.743 | © 1994 J. P. Rourke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 October 1994 | Published: 10 October 1994

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Three new species of Serruria are described, namely,  S. altiscapa Rourke from the Villiersdorp and Hottentots Holland Mountains, characterised by its unusually tall paniculate inflorescences;  S. gremialis Rourke. a multistemmed lignotuberous species with adaxially cygneous, basally pubescent styles and cylindric pollen presenters from the Villiersdorp and Houhoek Mountains as well as the north slopes of the Riviersonderend Range, and S. balanocephala Rourke. a single-stemmed re-seeding species from the north slopes of the Langeberg. distinguished by its adaxially cygneous, basally pubescent styles and conic-acute pollen presenters.


new species. Proteaceae; <i>Serruria</i>; southwestern Cape


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